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Bombshell Bootcamp: Week 1

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hey everyone!

WARNING: Random thoughts written at 3:30 am. lol. May or May not be coherent. :-D

I'm working overnight and had a spare second so I decided to drop by my Sparkies and check in with you all! I have been working hard (at work and at the gym). I lifted weights today and created an end of the year challenge for myself so I can bring in the New Years feeling like I accomplished something great. Actually, I accomplished a LOT this year, and I'm thankful for it. But, I wouldn't mind adding (Lost X lbs) to the list too ;)

I am doing a 30 days no fast food challenge. That may be easy for you, but for me... it's going to be, well, a challenge. :) I've never backed down from a challenge so.... here we go. I am considering it a success if I complete 80% or better (that leaves room for a few quick meals if I'm on call or something)!

Also, I am hoping to remove another 10 pounds in the last 5 weeks of the year. I am planning to actually party for New Years this year... so I want to wear an amazing dress. I'll post the pic on 1/1/12 for you guys :-)

Hope you have made some end of the year goals for yourself too. Goals are the only things that keep me motivated, otherwise I get bored.

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Things I want to do in the next 5 weeks:
1. Get back to my Yoga - I used to do yoga all the time but medical school got busy... then I graduated and residency got busier, so I cut it out of my exercise regimen. Now, I want it back. Goal = Do yoga 5 times in 5 weeks.
2. No eating after 7-8 pm (unless I'm on call) I'm working an overnight shift, therefore I sleep during the day... I have to eat. So I will eat late on those days.
3. Stick to 1500 cals each day (as many as possible). (give or take a few cals. No more than 2000 on a **high** day)
4. In order to complete # 3, I have to.... Count Calories. So I will do this daily for the next 30 days (well, until New Years)
5. Sleep 7-8 hours a night. Every night I can (unless I'm on call)
6. Workout in the morning. I wa s an infamous AM exerciser... until (you guessed it) residency!! I want to get back to my morning workouts. I do get a workout in almost daily no matter when I work out, but I feel better when I workout in the morning.
7. Dring 64 oz water a day
8. Eat breakfast daily/ pack my lunch/ make my own foods ( Obviously, if I'm not eating fast foods I will have to get food from somewhere. With some planning, I'm hoping most of my meals will come from home.)

- Drs Orders.

  
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GRANDMACOO 11/30/2011 5:10AM

    I like your short term goals to round out 2011. I did a sprint triathlon on Thanksgiving and haven't done much exercise since. Not because I'm sore/tired, but because I lost my motivation to do so. You have inspired me to get back at it and do something "great" for the next month. Thanks.

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CARAMELO83 11/28/2011 1:32PM

    Sounds good! I have a 10 lb goal for the end of the year as well. I'm taking it in 2 lb increments per week. (well duh, carmen lol...) Anyway, we can do this!

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MELLYBEANS0919 11/27/2011 4:30PM

    emoticon goals! Look forward to seeing you in your New years dress!

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PRIN1978 11/27/2011 2:58PM

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SPARKLE1908 11/27/2011 1:13PM

    Hey sis...great blog...I need to come up with a list of short term goals to finish out 2011...you are always an inspiration on what you can do with the right attitude!!

Love ya!

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123ELAINE456 11/27/2011 4:50AM

  Keep on going the way you are doing it and you will make it happen. You are doing Great.God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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MARKSTIPANOVSKY 11/27/2011 4:16AM

    Thanks for sharing and good luck reaching your goals. Enjoy today as if it really matters ( because it does)...

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On The BRINK: Day 3

Saturday, October 29, 2011




I am making this quick because I'm headed to the gym... BUT wanted to show you guys my Dance in The Dark pictures from our halloween dance class yesterday!

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guys... I am ON my WAY! ready to be an after... a FABULOUS after by the way.
- A picture of me when I went out with friends the other night.

  
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TRACYZABELLE 11/15/2011 6:03AM

    you look great~

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 11/2/2011 10:34PM

    LOVE your white shirt. It looks great on you!

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DEREONGODDESS 10/29/2011 11:23PM

    You look emoticon! Keep up the fantastic job and you'll reach your fabulous after! emoticon

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RANDOM00B 10/29/2011 6:37PM

    Awesome pictures!!

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NELLIEC 10/29/2011 5:45PM

    Looks like your dance class is fun, and you look great in your picture!

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CAROLJEAN64 10/29/2011 2:00PM

    I LOVE THESE PICTURES. You look great and so happy!!

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On the Brink: Day 1 (10/27/11)?

Friday, October 28, 2011

You know how it feels when you are right on the edge?

You can feel yourself tipping closer and you wonder if you should stop where you are, turn around, or run full fledge off the side?

That's where I am right now.

On the Brink of SUCCESS. ( Forgive the dramatic build up. But I felt it necessary. LOL)
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There has been a steady build up of habits that I feel are getting me much closer to my goal. If I continue how I have been, soon I will have an arsenal of habits that make my weight loss close to effortless. Ok. That was an exaggeration but I am doing all that I can to make this a "Work SMARTER, not harder" operation. I am already busy. I work roughly 80 hours a week. I don't want to make things more complicated but I DO want success. I want what I want and I want it now.

So I just wanted to blog quickly and say, I feel like I'm on the Brink of a BREAKTHROUGH.

::Warning, a long RUN ON SENTENCE ahead... lol ::

I Joined the gym, have an exercise class that I love, I no longer (or rarely) eat past the point when I decide I've had enough, I'm again comfortable with leaving food on my plate and asking for a to-go box... even if people have negative comments, I feel hopeful about my ability to succeed, I can SEE myself reaching my goal, I can FEEL the clothes that I will wear when I can easily slip into the clothes patiently waiting for me in my closet, I can feel my clothes getting looser, I see the look in my eyes when I make a good decision that brings me closer to my goal, and MOST importantly... I have decided. And really, once I decide, it's as good as DONE.

So, feel free to come along for the ride OR just drop back in to congratulate me when it's done (LOL ok ok... that sounded cocky and I don't mean it like that, because I've been at this awhile
and haven't seen my goal yet... but I'm just saying, if you don't give up you don't lose... and I'm on a mission to enjoy this journey while (and until) I reach my end destination)

NOW... WHO'S WITH ME!? Let's make it happen. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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LOSINGITNOW101 10/29/2011 2:11PM

    Go girl!!!! emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 10/28/2011 10:02PM

    I am so with you!! Thats how I get sometimes too. I get close enough to taste it but then then I run scared in the other direction. I stopped that & I continue on this journey....

God bless & enjoy everyday!

Dee

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SGILBER6 10/28/2011 9:00PM

    Awesome, love this blog! I am on the brink of success too- I can feel it! Way to go!

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EXCUSES-BE-GONE 10/28/2011 3:44PM

    emoticon On your progress. Woo Hoo! Go Girl!

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DEREONGODDESS 10/28/2011 1:14PM

    I'm with you!!!..Your blogs are so motivating!..I've been reading your Random Tips "Reposted" blog daily and it's been such a motivator for me!..So emoticon you again for posting it!..It's helping me and I'm sure others as well!..

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SABLENESS 10/28/2011 12:24PM

    You are clearly aimed toward success! Take that next step, whatever it is, and take off! emoticon

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SPARKLE1908 10/28/2011 8:50AM

    I'm with ya!!! Working smarter, not harder is definitely something I can get behind...lol!!!!

You are doing great, keep it up and you'll exceed your goal in no time!!!

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MY Random Tips: Reposted- because I needed a reminder!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

GONABFIT's Random Tips for success:
(These are listed on my main page)

*These are really to remind me of what I am going to do to succeed!!! *
1. There is more than one way to judge success- I have not lost much weight. I am not at my goal... yet! BUT you know what there is more than one way to judge success! If you isolate your goal to only the scale you are sooooo likely to give up when you don't see the changes you want. If it takes me two years to reach my goal, will victory be any less sweet!? NOT IN MY OPINION! I will enjoy my goal weight WHENEVER I get it. and I will continue to work hard.
2. Focus more on your blessings than your disappointments- If you focus on the good in your life you will likely stay encouraged to keep going. Nothing good comes from focusing on negative things. Live, Learn, and move on!
3. Every decision brings you closer to or further from your goals- There is no single event that will bring you to your ultimate goal... so I am going to focus on each choice. Sleeping 8 hours brings me closer, pulling an all nighter leads me further from my goals. you get the point... :-)
4. Fiber, Fiber, Fiber- How can you ever lose weight if you never.... um.... get rid of waste. Enough said. LOL. Oh and also fiber helps weight loss. 25-35 grams.
5. Water it... and it will grow! - LOL seriously I have recently been drinking as much water as possible. The more water you drink the less you will eat to satisfy what is actually thirst.
6. Eat when you are hungry. Stop when you are satisfied... NOT FULL- I followed this rule 2 years ago and I seriously lost weight because I was not eating just because it was there. If I got hungry in 2 hours I ate. If I got hungry in 4 hours and started eating and quickly got full... I stopped eating.
7. IT IS NOT THE LAST SUPPER!!! - Seriously, sometimes we must remind ourselves that if you get "satisfied" in the middle of a meal, it is ok to STOP EATING!!!! It will be there when you get hungry again. And if someone is stealing your food.... hide it! lol!
8. SLEEP- the last time I lost weight and was really healthy I slept 7-8 hours a night. When you sleep your cortisol lowers, less stress hormone, less belly fat. You've seen the commercials! LOL- oh and I've oversimplified this. but these are the "rules" I'm going to use. :-D
9. Cardio + weights + flexibility- I am going to exercise WHENEVER I can. If it's a few squats while I am studying so be it. If its a 5 mile run while listening to a lecture... GREAT! I will do my best and then let it go. No point in focusing on how much more you could have done. Do your best and be done!
10. Believe, Act, Receive, a.k.a. You've got to see it, before you see it or you never will SEE it! - If you have no goal or can't even imagine how you will acheive your goal it is less likely that you will achieve it. BELIEVE you can do it, ACT- sometimes you have to step out in faith. even if you feel that you are too tired or busy to do another workout... workout anyway. because sometimes you have to do it whether you want to or not!, Receive it- If you refuse to give up you WILL eventually reach your goal!
11. Walk by faith not by sight- again... I trust God that the things I do are not in Vain. Every workout, ounce of sweat, tears, etc are bringing me that much closer to my goal. I have FAITH that my body is conspiring FOR me and that when I least expect it, my body will finally MELT the pounds off. and when that happens I will be SOOO proud that I kept the faith.
12. Exercise Early and often! The earlier the less likely I will get busy and feel that it is a burden :-D Because I actually LOVE workinf out... Endorphins are addictive!!!!
13. Never say negative things about yourself- YOUR BRAIN IS LISTENING!! ... and it believes everything it hears. So please, say nice things. you say you are a failure... and yes, you are a failure. You say, I am full of energy and I CAN finish this workout, eat healthy.... whatever, and watch how quickly your body listens to what you say!
14. ~*~There is no tomorrow~*~ Do it now, today, as soon as possible. You'd be surprised how quickly a day, week, month, year can slip by. You don't want the next 6 weeks to get here before tomorrow does... so If you want to eat healthy// workout/ relax/ pray/ write in your journal..... start right now, where you are. It's never too late to get started... :-) The time is NOW!
15.Love yourself now, forever, and always- We get one shot at life and I would hate to look back and realize that I've spent most of my life disliking the one constant person in my life! :-) You are beautiful, you are unique, and YOU DESERVE HAPPINESS. Deep deep happiness. Pure Joy that makes you look forward to each day
16. I, too, hate that people judge you when they feel you are a little overweight and I also dislike the fact that in my mind losing weight means "validating" their belief that you have to be 'thin to win' LOL

BUT... I also know that my happiness comes FIRST or at least near the top of my totem pole and as long as I know I have more qualities than just being "pretty" everything will be fine. :-)

*Bonus*- I will never never never never give up! AND I am going to enjoy this journey and learn as much as possible from every struggle!

  
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GONABFIT 10/29/2011 3:25PM

    I'm re-reading again! LOL. Maybe if I continue to read from now until New Years I can keep my tips in the forefront of my mind and reach my goals! Glad it helps you guys too

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DEREONGODDESS 10/19/2011 4:07PM

    This is such a great blog! Very encouraging and motivating! I need to read this daily! emoticon for posting this!

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LISSERLOU25 10/17/2011 4:24PM

    Thank you for sharing, this is great!

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ABETTERCHERYL 10/17/2011 4:11PM

    I love these!

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ASHWILLDOTHIS 10/7/2011 8:56AM

    Thanks for the tips. Always helps to reread stuff like this :]

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COLUMBIANQUEEN 10/7/2011 8:28AM

    Great tips! I need to practice every word of this.



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TAFODIL24 10/5/2011 7:32AM

    emoticonfor sharing these wonderful tips.

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LITTLESPARKLER 10/4/2011 5:31PM

    Awesome reminders!! emoticon

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IGUANA3 10/4/2011 2:42PM

  Thank you for sharing, enjoyed it!
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DRAGONFLY_RUN 10/4/2011 1:46PM

    Thanks... I needed to read this.

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Counting Cals to make the days COUNT!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Short Blog:

For the month of October I will be counting my calories and sticking to a limit. My net cal goal will be 1500 most days. I will change based on the weight loss I see. I did VERY good with my September goal of cardio exercise on most days. Joined the gym and have been active daily in some form or fashion. So I think setting monthly goals works well for me. :=)

October:
Count Calories.
Stick to set limits (discipline is key).
Make it to New Years weighing LESS than I weighed last New Years.
Eat 2 pieces of FRUIT and 2 vegetables each day.
Exercise 5 days a week. (preferably daily).
Lift weights twice a week.
Record calories, weight, exercise.

Let's Get it.
Gonna Make it Happen.

  
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NEFERITI 10/7/2011 6:13PM

    Sounds like a solid plan! emoticon New Years Here you come! emoticon

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LORETTA24 10/7/2011 8:50AM

    emoticon emoticon Your plan sounds like a good one. Your decision to document is a sound one. Trust that your positive attitude will help to make you successful in all areas of your life. Stay safe, find the joy in your day and keep smiling sunshine. emoticon

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CYNCERELY4ME 10/4/2011 5:31PM

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CANDOK1260 10/4/2011 4:05PM

    sounds like you know what do and DOING IT

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ACCT1908 10/4/2011 1:52PM

    Sounds like a good plan. I only lose weight when I count calories. I wish I didn't have to, but...i do! You can do this!! Congrats on getting those workouts in with your schedule!

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